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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policy gamble has made headlines around the world, sending Tokyo’s stock market – and public debt – soaring, weakening the yen and attracting foreign investment. ‘Abenomics’ and the government’s efficient PR machine enabled the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its ally, New Komeito, to gain control of both houses of p...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
The result of Japan’s general election this month could see the return of former prime minister, Shinzo Abe. But while his traditional approach attracts those who believe he can restore the Japanese economy to its glory days of the 1970s and 1980s, many believe he lacks the vision and new thinking needed to bring Japan into the 21st century.
The radical and reforming mayor of Osaka, Japan, Toru Hashimoto,has launched a new political party to challenge the Tokyo establishment at the 2013 elections. His aim is to focus on radical change which turns the national consumption tax into a regional tax and decentralises the political system.
TORU Hashimoto, the colou...